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Matthew Flinders Day on Coochiemudlo Island

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by Lynne Cargill (subscribe)
I'm a grandmother, a retired teacher, an avid reader and Pinterest addict who loves historical re-enactment, English Country Dance, writing and Op Shopping. My business www.Step Into History.com.au is designed to help children experience history.
Event:
Step back in time
The Flinder's Day re-enactment is on again. Come along and enjoy a great day.

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Here's Matthew. Image by Diane Gillham


Watch the parade which starts at the Rec. Club at 10.00am followed by the re-enactment of Matthew Flinders arrival on the beach in 1799.

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Flinders heading the Parade. Image by Diane Gillham


You could even dress up the whole family in Colonial Costume and be part of the fun.

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Getting into the spirit of the day. Image by G. Austerberry


The day is combined with the regular Market Day and an Art Show which had some really fabulous things for sale last year. It is on from Friday night through to Sunday at the Recreation Club in Elizabeth Street.

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Art Lovers Take Note. Image fromhttps://www.facebook.com/coochieartshow/


Get into the feel of the day by learning a Colonial Dance, making a calling card or using an old slate. Join in the kids activities at the markets.

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Colonial Activities


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Dance Kaleidoscope will teach simple dances. Image by Diane Gillham


This year, there will also be a focus on the Quandamooka people and their involvement in Coochie. The fabulous Quandamooka Dancers will be performing and storytelling.

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Quandamooka Dancers. Image by Peter Wear


More information on Flinders Day can be found on visitcoochiemudlo.com/explore1

Coochiemudlo means Red Rock in the Quandamooka language which explain the naming of the Red Rock Cafe. Great food, ice cream and some crafts for sale.

GETTING THERE
Catch the ferry on the hour and half hour from Victoria Point. Allow plenty of time for parking and take cash. You can't use Go card or credit cards. Fares of $10 return for adults $5.00 for concessions are paid on board. You can get a multi-ticket if there are a few of you. Alternately, the barge does a special $30 return on Sundays making it a whole lot easier for families and no parking problems at Victoria Point check AmityTrader bookings for more information
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Why? Reenactment of Flinders Landing
When: Sunday 15 July 2108
Where: Coochiemudlo Island
Cost: Ferry fare. Cash only
Your Comment
I havent been to the island but this looks like a good reason to visit. thanks Lynne
by Gillian Ching (score: 2|403) 456 days ago
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